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The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the basketball players you think are the coolest

All the coolest players in the NBA carry themselves with a swagger that can't be contained. They are confident and talented enought to back up that confidence. They are never shy in the biggest moments on the court, and they can handle the heat off the court.

The coolest basketball players in the game right now are champions like LeBron James and Stephen Curry, MVPs like James Harden and Russell Westbrook, and they are up-and-coming stars like Karl-Anthony Towns and Luka Doncic, all among the best players in basketball right now.

These are the players kids try to imitate on the playground while wearing their jerseys and carrying backpacks with their names on them. They make great guests on late night shows and sometimes even appear in movies and TV shows.

So, who are the coolest players in basketball right now? Which of these players defines cool in the NBA? Vote for the players you think have that "it" factor.

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Utah Jazz
Donovan Corey Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Louisville ...more
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Philadelphia 76ers
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more
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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Milwaukee Bucks
James Khristian "Khris" Middleton is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Middleton was ...more
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team ...more
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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Clippers
Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected out of high ...more
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
San Antonio Spurs
DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and ...more
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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more
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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Golden State Warriors
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily at the power forward ...more
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Washington Wizards
Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more
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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Chicago Bulls
Zachary LaVine (born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more
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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Lakers
Brandon Xavier Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the ...more
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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Washington Wizards
Bradley Emmanuel Beal is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. The 6'5" shooting guard played ...more
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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 18th ...more
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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Orlando Magic
Aaron Addison Gordon is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college basketball for ...more
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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Detroit Pistons
Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Houston Rockets
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the ...more
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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porziņģis is a Latvian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) tall, and plays both the power ...more
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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the ...more
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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He grew up in the Flint, ...more
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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers
Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more
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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Aldridge, a 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound ...more
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) point guard played three years ...more
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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Toronto Raptors
Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's ...more
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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Funaki Adams is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. After playing college basketball for ...more
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest NBA Players Right Now, Ranked
Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is a four-time All-Star, one-time ...more